Thladiantha dubia

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Thladiantha dubia
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Thladiantha
Species: T. dubia
Binomial name
Thladiantha dubia

Thladiantha dubia, the Manchu tubergourd,[1] goldencreeper, wild potato, or (French) thladianthe douteuse, is a herbaceous perennial climbing vine of the gourd family.[2] It is native to Russia, northern China, and Korea, but has been introduced to Japan,[2] southeast Europe (Austria, Romania, Germany),[citation needed] the Galapagos Islands, and scattered locations in North America (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Wisconsin).[3][4] It is occasionally grown as a medicinal plant, or as an ornamental in North America (the US and Canada).

Like other members of the genus, it is dioecious.[5] It grows from a tuber and spreads vegetatively by sending out underground rhizomes that produce new tubers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thladiantha dubia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Lu, Anmin; Jeffrey, Charles. "Thladiantha dubia". Flora of China. 19 – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. 
  3. ^ Nesom, Guy L. (2015). "Thladiantha dubia". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee. Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 6. New York and Oxford – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. 
  4. ^ a b Chayka, Katy; Dziuk, Peter (2016). "Thladiantha dubia (Manchu Tubergourd)". Minnesota Wildflowers. 
  5. ^ Lu, Anmin; Jeffrey, Charles. "Thladiantha". Flora of China. 19 – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.